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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1917)
AUTO SHOW IN NEED
OF MOCHJORE ROOM
Annex Will Have to Be Built to
Accommodate Display of
Patterson "Six Forty-Five"
Packard Trucks Prove
troops. Interest in this method of
transportation has been intensified
lately by the splendid performance of
a fleet of Packard trucks under com
mand of Captain O. L. Briinzcll over
the longest trip ever made by a
truck train in the regular army.
The journev began at El Paso and
ended at Fort Sill, Okl., 1,195 miles
distant. The actual running time
was 192 hours 17 minutes, elapsed -time
cigheiil and one-third days. J
Washouts aha floods converted miles J
of road into quagmires, causing many
delays and long detours. The trucks
even had to carry heavy bridge ma.
terial to brace up tottering structures.
Persistent Advertising Is the '0
Road to Success.
True to Pershing's Men
Though cartoonists and humorists
FOR DEAF MOTES .
are now having more or less fun with
the war in Mexico United States
army officers take it seriously because
it has revealed many lessons of value,
one of them being the adaptability of
motor trucks to conveyance of
Mammoth Rubber Plant Hires
Ashland Martin to Teach
CLASSES STAGE DEBATES i b
DECORATIONS TO BE NIFTY
THE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: JANUARY 21. 1917,
Clarke G. Powell one of whose reg
ular jobs it is to personally manage,
conduct and superintendent, the
Omaha automobile show, is the busi
est chap in Omaha these mid-winter
days. Powell is busier than the pro
verbial bee in the honey suckle vine
and is daily proving Thomas Edison's
contention that a man only qfeeds four
Powell is confronted with some
thing of a serious problem that is
giving him most of his worry. There
y isn't enough space in the Auditorium
to accommodate all the dealers who
wish to display their new lines of
motor craft. Fifteen more dealers
have applied for display space this
year than last. And last year the Au
ditorium was taxed to its capacity.
Powell, however, in company with
the directors of the show association,
has a plan which may mend matters.
The scheme is to use nyin floor, stage
and basement all for pleasure cars.
Last year the trucks occupied the
basement. This year an annex over
Fourteenth street will be built for the
trucks. This scheme, it is believed, is
the only solution , to the 'space
George Laier, official decorator for
the show, promises to spring some
thing of a surprise in the decorations
(his year. Decorations of past auto
mobile shows have always been
laborate. but Mr. Laier says they will
all dwindle to nothing in comparison
to this year. Considerable more
money is to be spent in "dolling" the
Auditorium up and this gives Mr.
Laier confidence in making his asser
tion that Omaha is in line for a sur
prise. George Green's band has been con
tracted to provide the music. It is
possible a quartet or double quartet (
will be engaged to assist the band
The show this year will be held
the week of' February 26. It follows
right in line with the other" shows of I
the country, so that all manufacturers
will be able to have their full display I
of cars here.
Cord Tires Win the Big
' End of Racing Coin of Year
The official announcement by Chair
man Richard Kennerdell of the con
test board of American Automobile
association that the 1916 . national
automobile championship has been
awarded to Dario Resta gives him a
margin of 660 points over the num
ber won by his nearest competitor.
"In these days when successful fac
ing depends so largely upon the
absence of tire trouble, the absolute
superiority of Cord tires has been
fully demonstrated bv the last year's
performances," says V. S. Ruther
ford, branch manager of the B. F.
Goodrich Rubber company. "Not
only were all of Dario Resta's 4,100
pow taken on Silvcrtowns, but of
the 75 combined points won by
drivtio occupying the next five posi
tions, 5,855 of these were scored on
Silvertowns as against the 4,880 points
taken by the oi1r tires combined." '
Hums in Efforts
To Meet Demands
Although the Haynes has been
building cars and selling them since
back in the '90s and has always had
a fair-sized factory, some thirty-twoj
months ago it produced tne Haynes
"Light Six," whereby a car of strik
ingly graceful lines nosed its way to
the footlights from amidst the chorus
of other high-grade cars. It became
a headliner immediately with the re
sult that Haynes strides have been of
the seven-league boot variety ever
"Despite twenty-four-hour a day
factory schedules, despite multiplica
tion after multiplication of factory
buildings, despite a steady influx of
new workers, the three and a half
years and more since the advent of
the "Light Six" have denied the
Haynes people even a breathing
spell," says C. J. Corkhill, local dis
tributor. The present 350,000 square feet of
floor space will soon be increaed to
nearly 1,000,000 square feet, it is
planned. The 191 output will be
three times that of 1916, and 1916 far
overshadowed the yeartpreceding.
King of Trails is Now
Being Marked by Engineers
The "King of Trails," the new mili
tary highway from Winnipeg to Gal
veston and San Antonio, has been
completely surveyed by the engineers
in charge, and Omaha has been se
lected as one of the cities through
which it will pass.
United States military engineers, in
company with D. E. Colp of San An
tonio, are inspecting that portion of
the highway between San Antonio
and Denison, Tex., and further in
spection will be continued as rapidly
The official car is at present mark
ing the highway from Waco to San
Antonio and Galveston, and as
weather conditions permit will con
tinue their work on northward, finish
ing at Winnipeg in the early spring.
This mark is yellow band! sixteen
inches in length with K-T stenciled
thereon in black, and will be the
most distinctively marked .highway
in the United States, and will soon
be ready for the tourists.
This route is forty-three miles
shorter than any route a.ross the
United (States. The following' arc
some of the principal cities on the
highway: North Daktoa, Grand Forks,
Fargo, , Wahpeton; Minnesota,
Wheaton, Ortonville; South Dakota,
Brookings, Sioux Falls; Iowa, Sioux
City. Missouri Valley. Council Bluffs;
Nebraska, Omaha, l'lattsmouth, Ne
braska City, Auburn; Kansas, Hia
watha, Atchison, Leavenworth, Kan
sas City; Misouri, Kansas City; Kan
sas, Olathc, Ottawa, Garnett, Iola,
Parsons; Oklahoma, Vinita, Wag
oner, Muskogee, McAlester; Texas,
Denison, Sherman, Dallas, Waxaha
chic, Hillsboro, Waco, Temple, Aus
tin, San Antonio, Houston and Galveston.
Franklin Has Hard Time
Keeping Pace With Orders
Two hundred and fifty per cent in
crease in production of Franklin cars
finds the Franklin Automobile com
pany, Syracuse, N. Y., even farther
from supplying the demand than be
for the added facilities were installed.
In midsummer, cars were being built
at the rate of 4,000 per year. With
the announcement of Series 9 at about
that time it was made known that
buildings then under construction
would soon make it possible to build
10,000 cars a year. With some of
these buildings already in use, cars
are coming through the plant at the
rate of 150 a week and the 10,000-per-year
schedule will be in full swing
It is seemingly impossible, how
ever, to build the new series cars fast
enough to supply dealers' require
ments. Although dealers' allotments
for spring and summer delivery have
not yet been scheduled, over 1,200
orders, signed by the purchasers, are
already entered for cars, to be de
livered after March 1.
Overland Is Fortified
Against Material Shortage
Those big companies which foresaw
the possible shortage of materials due
to the astonishing demand for motor
cars, and fortified themselves against
that shortage, are congratulating
themselves today on the fact that they
were not caught totally unprepared
t6 cope with present market condi
tions. The Willys-Overland company, the
greatest producer of medium and
high-priced cars, was perhaps one of
the least affected of all by this up
heaval in the material market. While
it;is true that all quantity producers
of motor cars felt the sudden change,
the Toledo concern had taken the
precaution to protect itself in a meas
ure against just such an emergency.
Long before prices started to shoot
skyward the Willys-Overland com
pany had , tucked away in its store
rooms and sub-cellars huge quantities
of raw materials. Today it has more
than $30,000,000 worth of parts on
hand, fully 50 per cent of which was
bought at before war prices.
In line with the recent announce
ment to Goodyear Tire and Rubber
company employes that the scope of
the company's factory schools would
be enlarged and opportunity extended
to every workman to improve his ed
ucation, a new division of the school
has been inaugurated for deaf mutes.
Goodyear thus becomes the first of
the great industrial concerns of the
country to provide special educational
advantages for these "silent' workers.
A preliminary canvass shows that
the subjects most interesting to them
are business arithmetic, English and
mechanical drawing . Accordingly
these will be the first subjects to be
taught with others added with the
growth of the school. To direct the
activities of the new undertaking the
company has employed Ashland D.
Martin, himself a deaf mute and a
graduate of Gallaudet college.
. About 200 of these "silent" workers
are now employed at the Goodyear
plant. Their expertness in building
and finishing Goodyear tires ana their
general efficiency as workmen bear
evidence that their peculiar affliction
need not constitute a handicap in the
battle of life.
Shut out from many of the amuse
ments and pleasures that appeal to
their more fortunate brothers, they
show unusaul interest' in athletics of
all kinds. The development of their
physical powers through general par
ticipation in athletic events, stamps
them as one of the sturdiest groups
of workmen in the entire plant. How
ever, that their interests are not con
fined exclusively to physical matters,
is shown by the recent organization
of a Deaf Mute Literary society. The
features of the meetings of this so
ciety are animated but noiseless de
bates, readings, dialogues, etc.
Hertoos Bronchial Cone b.
Dr. King's New Dlscovsry will five quick
relief In bronchial Irritation and bronchial
asthma, allays Inflammation, eases sore
spots. All drugflsta. Advertisement.
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Dominant! The car of the master
from Romarf to Packard days has
proclaimed the character of the man
Strong men express them- V The unstinted power of the
selves in the type of their , Twin-six motor makes the
personal equipment most luxurious Packard boss
' or tne nignway. Ana inis
IX1M UJC iuvuura Lire ucr- j. v j i ..
that exprew0n3.pt to be. of safety in
;. .Patrician! VS' ' construction and beauty
' J Utility, fashioned in refine- convenience and comfort. (
ment's mould and fitness. That fine standard of fitness
down to the smallest detail the demand of the patrician
have always been equip- everywhere more than ever
ment demands of those who before is now satisfied by the
lead in the world's modes. masterful Twin-six
A s k t h e ,m a n"' w h o owns one
Choice of twenty bod styles. Prices; open can, $3l0 sod tS600, at Detroit
See the Orr Motor Sales Company,
Fortieth end Faraam Streets, Omaha. '
Breach st Sioax City. Iowa.
ARE YOU A LI
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Are you one of those far-sighted, aggressive dealers
who form the backbone of the automobile business
of the world?
If so, you will be found at the DREXEL exhibit at the Chicago
Automobile Show sometime between January 27 and February 3.
We have a message for you which will mean dollars as well as
prestige in your territory.
Drexel Seven-Passenger $1650
This will be your first opportunity to inspect the epoch-making
DREXEL seven-passenger touring car and four-passenger club
roadster, powered by the new FARMER MOTOR with sixteen
valves in the head. The five-passenger car with the FARMER
eight-valve motor, which has already won success as a steady
sales producer, will also be exhibited.
These cars will, reduce your "sales resistance" almost to the vanishing point, which
means maximum profits for you.
You are cordially invited to make your headquarters either at our show space G 9
Greer Bldg. or at our Chicago Salesroom, 2241 Michigan Ave.
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Drexel Five-Passenger $985
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